Crime

Trying to escape custody nets alleged NDCU robber five months in jail

A judge sentenced the alleged NDCU robber to five months for escaping lawful custody Tuesday.

The alleged robber who evaded police for weeks was sentenced to five months in jail Tuesday in Nelson Provincial Court after a botched escape attempt from a deputy sheriff in September.

Andrew Stevenson, 34, was handed a five month sentenced by Judge Don Sperry.

The sentence was one month longer than crown and defence agreed to for escaping lawful custody.

Not the way to ring in the New Year

Not the way to ring in the New Year

A man rang in the New Year in Nelson Police cells after being arrested for a series of charges following an early morning accident on the first day of 2015.

Nelson Police became involved after receiving multiple 9-1-1 calls about a fight
in the 100 Block Anderson Street at 3:10 a.m. Thursday.

When officers arrived they found two males fighting by a crashed vehicle, with one of the combatants fleeing the scene after seeing police.

Police quickly captured the man following a short chase, who was found to be highly intoxicated.

NPD realize not everyone enjoys the season of giving

NPD realize not everyone enjoys the season of giving

Not everyone was filled with giving as Nelson Police realized during the recent Christmas season.

NPD officers dealt with at least three reports of thieves looking to take instead of give.

Tuesday (December 30)  around noon, police received a report of a shop-lifting from a local business in the 1000 Block of Lakeside Drive in Nelson.

Two male suspects had entered the business and forced open locked security cases and stole approximately $2,500 worth of electronics. 

E-Comm releases list of worst 9-1-1 calls of 2014

E-Comm releases list of worst 9-1-1 calls of 2014

Wi-Fi at a local coffee shop isn’t working?

That may be a problem, but please do not make a 9-1-1 call in an effort to report the malfunction.

In an effort to draw attention to the impact on emergency services, E-Comm — British Columbia’s largest 9-1-1 public-safety answer point — has released a list of its top ten reasons to not call the emergency line.

Missing Calgary man found

Colin Hansen . . . missing since Boxing Day

Nelson Police report the missing 66-year-old man from Calgary has been found.

Police said the man arrived at his home in Calgary early Tuesday morning and that he was safe after being informed there was a missing person alert issued in his name.

Nelson Police would like to thank the public for helping with this file.

Nelson Police ask for public assistance in finding missing man

Local police are asking for the public assistance to find a 66-year-old Calgary man missing en route from Nelson to Calgary on Boxing Day.

Rocky Mountain House man charged with second degree murder after Fruitvale man succumbs to injuries

Rocky Mountain House man charged with second degree murder after Fruitvale man succumbs to injuries

A 24-year-old man from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, is facing Second Degree Murder charges after a 52-year-old man succumbed to life-threatening injuries Sunday night in Fruitvale said RCMP Const. Kris Clark.

Clark said Jordan Brian Shimell remains in police custody and is scheduled to appear in Rossland Provincial Court on January 5, 2015, to face second degree murder charge.

UPDATED: Six people charged in Anahim Lake double homicide

UPDATED: Six people charged in Anahim Lake double homicide

The North District Major Crime Unit (NDMCU) said six people — four men and two woman — have been charged in the double homicide of 23-year-old Matthew Hennigar and 22-year-old Kalvin Andy in Anahim Lake just before midnight on Boxing Day (December 26).

Provincial Crown Counsel has approved charges on the following individuals in relation to this investigation:

NPD caution motorists after pedestrian struck at Vernon & Stanley crosswalk

NPD caution motorists after pedestrian struck at Vernon & Stanley crosswalk

Nelson Police would like to remind motorist to be extra vigilant entering intersections with crosswalks after a pedestrian was struck by a slow moving motor vehicle causing non-life threatening injuries Monday (December 22) evening.

The accident happened at the crosswalk on Vernon and Stanley Streets in Nelson.

The pedestrian was transported to hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

BC Coroner identifies Slocan Park residents killed in snowmobile accident near Nakusp

BC Coroner identifies Slocan Park residents killed in snowmobile accident near Nakusp

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man and woman who died after a snowmobile incident near Nakusp on Sunday (December 14) as Calvin Leo White, aged 27, from Slocan Park, and Elise Lindberg Hansen, aged 29, from Winlaw.

White and Hansen were riding a long-track snowmobile on an unplowed forestry road near the Nakusp hot mineral springs on the evening of December 14 when they collided with a tree that had fallen horizontally across the road.

Alert Nelson Youth Centre staff help young lad

A person walks near the Nelson Youth Centre where staff thwarted a potential assault Wednesday.

Nelson Police said alert staff at the Nelson Youth Centre may have saved young lad from a possible assault Tuesday evening (December 16).

NPD dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from Youth Centre staff at approximately 7:20 p.m. that two people were attempting to entice a young male into a fight outside the Lake Street facility.

Police arrived to arrest one assailant, who was charged with uttering threats and causing a disturbance.  

The adult female is being sought by the Nelson Police to face similar charges.

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